A Straight Shot of Politics

A blog from a gentleman of the Liberal political persuasion dedicated to right reason, clear thinking, cogent argument, and the public good.

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I have returned from darkness and quiet. I used to style myself as "Joe Claus", Santa Claus’ younger brother because that is what I still look like. I wrote my heart out about liberal politics until June of 2006, when all that could be said had been said. I wrote until I could write no more and I wrote what I best liked to read when I was young and hopeful: the short familiar essays in Engish and American periodicals of 50 to 100 years ago. The archetype of them were those of G.K. Chesterton, written in newspapers and gathered into numerous small books. I am ready to write them again. I am ready to write about life as seen by the impoverished, by the mentally ill, by the thirty years and more of American Buddhist converts, and by the sharp eyed people [so few now in number] with the watcher's disease, the people who watch and watch and watch. I am all of these.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

So Far So Good

The Iraqi election appears to be underway with high turnout and few incidents. I wish them luck. We all should wish them luck. This is the thing more important than anything else one way or another.

I will be taking Mrs. Claus to the Emergency Room this morning. Please pray for us. I'll be back when I can.


Blogger Alexandra said...

I am sorry to hear that Jo, and yes I shall pray for her. Do post an update please.

3:36 PM  

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